If you have not reset your password since 2017, please use the 'forgot password' link below to reset your password and access your SAGE online account.
One of the most beautiful and enjoyable academic reads I have experienced recently. Exploring the development of children’s thinking from birth to seven-years-old, and how this affects home, early years settings and schools. Lovingly written by a deeply respected and experienced pioneer who effortlessly brings together leading research literature, theoretical understanding and practical help with an almost tangible passion.
'This is a book to be treasured. Not only does this deeply respected pioneer of early childhood education bring together major research literature, theoretical understanding and practical help, but she does so in a way that demonstrates her love and commitment in working with young children and helping them to have rich lives intellectually and with personal fulfilment'- Professor Tina Bruce, CBE
This is a great book that brings together theory and practice. Its rich content consists of both literature-based and research-based paradigms along with practical helpful tips. It is a very good guide for educators with plenty of ideas provided concerning approaches to be adopted for understanding young children's thinking as well as promoting their personal fulfillment.
an excellent test that really pulls apart what we mean when we talk about young children's thinking.
an excellent resource to support students in their work with young children.
An inspirational and knowledgeable text, this is very valuable to anyone interested or involved in the care and development of young children.
Marion has provided us with yet another interesting text book to supplement the understanding of the way young children think and learn. Excellent links to practice and incorporating the theory behind them.
The anatomy of the brain gives us focus into how children develop, such studies have been carried out on numerous occasions and the quote on page 3, sums it up quite nicely.
The case studies give the reader a chance to apply their own understanding and to think about and reflect on their practice.
This is an excellent book which looks at children's thinking. The creative section is an excellent read.
Particularly liked chapter 3 - How close adults can support babies' and infants' thinking.
A student recently said to me that she didn't think that babies did think so this chapter would be particularly useful to help to support students such as this!!!
This is a valuable text for those working with children in the early years, but it is also highly informative for those managing the transition from early years to KS1. The inclusion of parents' perspective means practitioners can think about how to work in partnership; the clear links to theoretical underpinning provide a framework for practice based on solid research and evidence.
an excellent all round book which I will be recommending to my students on more than one module
This is an insightful text which explores children’s thinking development with effective and understandable references to theory. There are case studies and professional check points which provide students the opportunity to reflect on how they promote children’s thinking in their professional role.
Excellent book which looks at children's thinking. The creative section is an excellent read.
A wonderful book for all who really care about young children and how they develop and learn. Recommended for Foundation Degree students.
This book has a helpful format that smoothly balances theoretical perspectives with practical implications. Furthermore addressing different age groups is also valuable.
It will appeal to a wide range of readers as it touches on some quite challenging theories that can be followed up for those keen to develop/deepen their understanding.
It will contribute to students' critical thinking as at times the text explores some quite sensitive or controversial themes, e.g. Gerba p65.
suggested to course leader
This will become a recommended reading text on modules in our Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support. The focus on thinking skills is welcome.
This book has very cleverly woven together both deep theory and good practice. For Foundation Degree students and students on placements this is the ideal combination.
Marion Dowling's style is genuine and enthusiastic, which is perfect for motivating and inspiring students. I'm thrilled to be able to take this book to the students this semester (good timing!)
An interesting book which challenges the reader to consider childrens views
This title is also available on SAGE Knowledge, the ultimate social sciences online library. If your library doesn’t have access, ask your librarian to start a trial.